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Northern Ireland keeper Michael McGovern named Euro 2016's best stopper of the group stages

Michael McGovern has been named as the goalkeeper of the Euro 2016 group stages.

Northern Ireland's number one pulled off heroics to stop the Germans registering a cricket score against Michael O'Neill's men in Paris on Tuesday night.

It was because of McGovern the team lost 1-0 helping them book their place in the last 16.

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Opta - one of the game's foremost authorities on statistics - has named McGovern in its best XI for the group stages.

He has been named alongside Gareth Bale of Wales, Dimitri Payet of France and Spain's Iniesta.

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